The HeroQuest remake is coming to retail, you can pre-order now

HeroQuest, the traditional parlor game very first launched in 1989, is returning as a retail item. Hasbro made the statement on Monday, satisfying a pledge it made to fans throughout an effective crowdfunding project in 2020. Pre-orders go live today for the base video game priced at $125.99. The item is anticipated to deliver in December.

Initially released by Milton Bradley, which Hasbro got in 1984, HeroQuest was a dungeon-crawling parlor game produced in collaboration with Games Workshop. Throughout the years it has actually attained cult status, with classic copies costing often times the initial list price. This brand-new edition is basically a straight remake, minus a handful of exclusive Games Workshop terms and characters. It consists of a 14-quest project and more than 65 plastic minis. It is being released under Hasbro’s Avalon Hill imprint.

This brand-new variation of HeroQuest started life as a prominent crowdfunding project hosted on the Haslab platform in February 2020. Base sets initially cost $99.99. The project raised more than $4 million, and last systems started delivering to backers in November 2021.

A luxurious set was likewise used throughout the project. Priced at $149.99, it consisted of additional minis, 3 brand-new character classes, remakes of 2 traditional experience modules (Return of the Witch Lord and Kellar’s Keep), plus 3 project unique experiences. No word on when — or if — any of those add-ons will ever be offered at retail. However, the group at Avalon Hill informs Polygon the smash hit project assisted show out its organization design — and breathe life into its imaginative group.

HeroQuest ended up our proof of concept,” Chris Nadeau, senior director and product development lead at Avalon Hill, told Polygon in October. “What it’s allowed us to do is get real, to really make a team of Avalon Hill at Hasbro. […] Now, on the other side of this, now we have the budget, we have the tooling dollars, we have the [research and development budget]. We can now do this stuff in a more traditional way than just primarily going out as a [crowdfunding campaign].”

Avalon Hill recently announced another project called Risk Shadow Forces, the spiritual successor to the original legacy game, Risk Legacy, designed by Rob Daviau and published by Hasbro in 2011.


HeroQuest Game System (2021)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

• 2-5 players, age 14+

• Playtime: 60 minutes

• Game type: Light role-playing game

• Category: Dungeon crawler, cooperative game, project video game, miniatures video game, video game mastered video game

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.